Whether they involve cars, motorcycles or 18-wheelers, auto accidents can change the lives of families forever. We have worked on several cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents caused by distracted drivers
- Motorcycle accidents caused by aggressive drivers
- Pedestrian and bicyclist injuries caused by careless drivers
- 18-wheeler collisions caused by tired truck drivers
The Right Lawyer Makes All the Difference in Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
Our personal injury accident lawyers and experts know how to build a case with the right facts and evidence, securing the futures of families across Oregon. There’s no up front cost to you, and we don’t get paid unless you do.
Corson & Johnson Law Firm has earned the highest recognition for ethical conduct and professional excellence, including U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms. Don Corson has been named in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
A settlement or verdict in favor of an injured person takes into consideration many economic losses, such as:
- Lost wages
- Huge medical bills
- Constant pain
- Life-changing injuries
If the case goes to trial, a jury may also award punitive damages meant to punish the responsible party for endangering the lives of others. On average, injury victims who have a lawyer nearly triple the amount of money they get from insurance than those who do not, according to the Insurance Research Council. That is even after attorney fees.
6 Crash Facts You Need to Know
1. The Law Favors Those Who Move Quickly
2. Investigation by Accident Attorneys Needed to Determine Fault
3. Serious Injuries That Don’t Show Up Immediately After An Accident
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Caused by a blow or serious shaking of the head, TBI victims may not even lose consciousness or show physical signs of injury. Symptoms may appear later, including headaches, dizziness, loss of balance, slurred speech or sleep disturbance. It’s important to get medical attention, even if you think your injuries are minor. A TBI can be fatal or lead to permanent disability. Children and young adults are especially vulnerable to TBIs.
Soft Tissue Injuries (STI) – These are injuries to the muscles, tendons and ligaments throughout the body. They cannot be seen on x-rays. The most common injuries in crashes, severe STIs can lead to permanent disability and chronic pain. For example, whiplash – the violent shaking of the head back and forth in a crash – can cause neck and back pain and even cognitive impairment for life.
Deep Bruising – Muscle bruises can occur deep in the body and may not be immediately obvious after injury occurs. Severe bruises to the abdomen can indicate damage to internal organs, requiring surgery.
4. Don’t Fall for Insurance Companies’ “Get Quick Compensated” Offer
Whether to settle your case or take it to trial is a decision that depends on many factors, including the degree of fault on the defendant’s part and the available assets to satisfy a judgment, including the available insurance coverage. The accident attorneys at Corson & Johnson Law Firm will carefully review all the factors and give you the benefit of our years of experience to help you make the right decision about settlement. We are never afraid to take your case to trial if the insurance company’s offer is inadequate under the circumstances.
5. When to File a Lawsuit After Suffering Severe Injuries From A Car or Truck Accident
Anyone involved in a crash that results in death or any kind of injuries should seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible after a crash in order to preserve his or her right to be compensated. Furthermore, this is a critical time for the lawyer to investigate the scene and preserve crucial evidence before it is lost or destroyed.
6. Car or Truck Accidents On The Job Can Go Beyond Workers’ Compensation